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Nepal to facilitate 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan

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KP made a commitment to former that would facilitate the 19th (SAARC) Summit in

As per state news agency (RSS) report, Oli made his commitment during a meeting with Gillani, who at present is in to attend the Asia Pacific Summit.

"During a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gillani, who is currently in in course of his participation in the ongoing Asia Pacific Summit in Kathmandu, Prime Minister Oli said Nepal, as the of SAARC, would play a role to hold the coming SAARC Summit in and was desperate to hand over the chairmanship," RSS reported.

The 19th SAARC summit will be hosted by Pakistan.

Last month, Indian had repeated that would not participate in the summit until Pakistan stops its terrorist attacks over

A majority of SAARC nations have also denounced to participate in the summit after a terrorist attack on an base by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists.

In March this year, Pakistan's former Prime Minister on his previous visit to Nepal, which is the of SAARC had pressed Prime Minister Oli to take steps to create an environment for the commencement of the summit.

RSS quoted Prime Minister Oli's on Foreign Affairs Rajan Bhattarai as saying that Gillani informed him that the Pakistani people and political parties were committed to SAARC and ready to host the summit.

Prime Minister Oli also reiterated that Nepal was for making effective the regional organisation, the agency reported.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 21:49 IST